Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is still optimising the foldable Mate X smartphone and would not make it public without meeting quality requirements, the company’s director of consumer business mobile phones He Gang has said. According to the executive, Mate X is still undergoing optimisation to meet the company’s stringent and high quality requirements.
“It’s actually taking a lot longer and is requiring more effort than initially anticipated. And if it doesn’t meet those requirement, we won’t put out the phone,’ Gang was quoted as saying in a Chinese portal news.mydrivers.com.
After extensive tests, Huawei Mate X has passed 3C certification and network access license.
Huawei Mate X runs Android 9 Pie on top of EMUI 9.1.1 and features two FullView Display panels in 6.6-inch and 6.38-inch sizes that jointly bring an 8-inch OLED FullView Display panel when unfolded — without any display notch. The device, when folded, offers a 6.6-inch display experience at the front with a pixel count of 1148×2480 pixels and 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
Under the hood, the Huawei Mate X has a HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC, coupled with 8GB RAM. For photos and videos, the Huawei Mate X sports a two-in-one front and rear camera setup that is powered by Leica optics. The camera setup includes three sensors, including a 40-megapixel sensor (wide-angle lens), 16-megapixel (ultra-wide-angle lens), and an 8-megapixel sensor (telephoto).
The Huawei Mate X has 512GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).
Samsung announced last week that it would release the Galaxy Fold in September in select markets.